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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/50/386
7 September 1995

Original: English

Fiftieth session
Item 124 (a) of the provisional agenda*


FINANCING OF THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE-KEEPING FORCES
IN THE MIDDLE EAST: UNITED NATIONS DISENGAGEMENT
OBSERVER FORCE

Report of the Secretary-General


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The present report contains the budget for the maintenance of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) for the seven-month period from 1 December 1995 to 30 June 1996. This budget period is covered in order to conform to the new budget cycle from 1 July to 30 June based on General Assembly resolution 49/233 A of 23 December 1995. Provisions are made for the continuation of an average Mission strength of 1,036 military personnel, 36 international civilian staff and 84 locally recruited staff.

The cost estimate for the period from 1 December 1995 to 30 June 1996 amounts to $18,753,000 gross ($18,221,000 net). This reflects an increase of .04 per cent on monthly basis in gross terms from the monthly commitment authorization of $2,677,583 gross provided by the General Assembly in its resolution 49/225 of 23 December 1994 for the period from 1 June 1995.

The actions to be taken by the General Assembly are set out in paragraph 11 of the report, including a commitment authorization for the maintenance of the Force at a monthly rate of $2,679,000 gross ($2,603,000 net), for the period beyond 30 November 1995, and for the assessments of such amounts, subject to the decision of the Security Council.



CONTENTS

Paragraphs Page

I. INTRODUCTION .................................1 - 4 3

II. STATUS OF ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS ............. 5 3

III. VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS ...................... 6 4

IV. COST ESTIMATE FOR THE PERIOD FROM 1 DECEMBER 1995
TO 30 JUNE 1996 ..............................7 - 9 5

V. STATUS OF REIMBURSEMENT TO TROOP-
CONTRIBUTING STATES........................... 10 5

VI. ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT
ITS FIFTIETH SESSION ......................... 11 5

Annexes

I. Cost estimate for the period from 1 December 1995
to 30 June 1996: summary statement ........... 7

II. Cost estimate for the period from 1 December 1995 to
30 June 1996: supplementary information ..... 13

III. A. Current and proposed military strength ... 27

B. Current and proposed civilian staffing table 27

IV. Civilian staff and related costs for the period from
1 December 1995 to 30 June 1996 as at 30 June 1995 28

V. A. Distribution of military personnel by geographical location as at 30 June 1995 .............. 29

B. Distribution of civilian personnel by geographical location as at 30 June 1995 .............. 29

C. Distribution of transportation and major
equipment by geographical location as at
31 May 1995............................... 30

VI. Current and proposed vehicle establishment as
at 31 May 1995 ............................... 34

VII. Organizational chart of the United Nations Disengagement
Observer Force as at 30 June 1995 ............ 35

I. INTRODUCTION


1. At its forty-ninth session, the General Assembly adopted resolution 49/225 of 23 December 1994 on the financing of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) for the period from 1 June 1994 to 31 May 1995. At that time, the mandate of UNDOF had been extended by the Security Council until 31 May 1995 by its resolution 962 (1994) of 29 November 1994.

2. It may be recalled that in order to provide UNDOF with continued financing beyond 30 November 1994, the General Assembly, in its decision 49/413 A of 8 December 1994, authorized the Secretary-General to enter into commitments for the operation of UNDOF for the period from 1 to 31 December 1994 in the amount of $2,678,000 gross ($2,594,000 net).

3. In paragraph 6 of its resolution 49/225, the General Assembly appropriated the amount of $16,065,500 gross ($15,566,000 net) to the Special Account for UNDOF for the period from 1 December 1994 to 31 May 1995, inclusive of the commitment previously authorized by the Assembly in its decision 49/413 A. In paragraph 11 of the same resolution, the Assembly authorized the Secretary-General to enter into commitments for UNDOF at a rate not to exceed $2,677,583 gross ($2,594,000 net) per month for the period from 1 June to 30 November 1995, and for the assessment thereof, should the Security Council decide to continue UNDOF beyond 31 May 1995. The above amounts were assessed on Member States following the adoption of Security Council resolution 996 (1995) of 30 May 1995, by which the Council extended the mandate of UNDOF for a period of six months until 30 November 1995.

4. By its decision 49/413 B of 12 July 1995, the General Assembly decided that there should be set off against the apportionment among Member States, in respect of such future mandate period(s) as might be approved by the Security Council, their respective share in the unencumbered balance of $805,000 gross ($891,000 net) for the period from 1 December 1993 to 30 November 1994, inclusive. This action is pending.

II. STATUS OF ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS

5. As at 31 July 1995, the total amount of $1,116.6 million had been appropriated and authorized for UNDOF and the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) for that period from inception to 30 November 1995. The assessment among Member States in respect of UNDOF and UNEF for that period is $1,083.5 million. Contributions received for the same period amounted to $1,015.5 million. The outstanding balance of $68 million includes an amount of $36 million transferred to a special account in accordance with General Assembly resolution 36/116 A of 10 December 1981 and an amount due of $32 million, as indicated in the status of contributions as at 31 July 1995. The following table summarizes the status of contributions for UNDOF for the period from its inception to 31 July 1995.


Status of contributions as at 31 July 1995

(Millions of United States dollars)

_______________________________________________________________________________

UNDOF
25 October 1979
UNDOF and UNEF to
1974-1980 a/ 30 November 1995 Total
________________________________________________________________________________

(a) Resources

Amounts appropriated 554.2 546.3 1 100.5

Additional commitment
authority - 16.1 16.1

Total 554.2 562.4 1 116.6

(b) Amount assessed

Applied credits

Staff assessment income (8.7) (7.0) (15.7)

Unencumbered balance (-) (17.4) (17.4)

Net amount assessed 545.5 538.0 1 083.5

(c) Payments received (508.0) (507.5) (1 015.5)

(d) Balance due of assessments 37.5 30.5 68.0

_______________________________________________________________________________

a/ UNEF from inception to liquidation in 1980, UNDOF from inception to 24 October 1979.

III. VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

6. The General Assembly, in paragraph 13 of its resolution 49/225, invited voluntary contributions to UNDOF in cash and in the form of services and supplies acceptable to the Secretary-General. No voluntary contribution has been received for the period under review. The Government of Switzerland has continued to make available to UNDOF air ambulance service for the repatriation of those wounded or taken ill in the performance of their duties, as and when required. This service was not utilized by UNDOF during the period from 1 September 1994 to 31 July 1995.

IV. COST ESTIMATE FOR THE PERIOD FROM 1 DECEMBER 1995
TO 30 JUNE 1996

7. In order to conform to the new budget cycle from 1 July to 30 June based on General Assembly resolution 49/233 A of 23 December 1994, the present report contains cost estimates for the maintenance of UNDOF for the seven-month period from 1 December 1995 to 30 June 1996. The budget for the 12-month period from 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997 will be presented in due course as an addendum to the present report.

8. The present mandate of UNDOF expires on 30 November 1995. Should the Security Council renew the mandate beyond that date, and assuming continuance of its existing responsibilities, the Secretary-General estimates the cost of UNDOF to be $2,679,000 gross ($2,603,000 net) per month from 1 December 1995 to 30 June 1996. Appropriation and/or authorization to enter into commitments and assessment for UNDOF is, therefore, required for this period. Accordingly, the Secretary-General requests that the General Assembly, at its present session, make appropriate provision for expenses of UNDOF for the period from 1 December 1995 to 30 June 1996, in the event the Security Council decides to renew its mandate. The cost estimate for the seven-month period from 1 December 1995 to 30 June 1996 is summarized in annex I, column 3. For purposes of comparison, the actual expenditure for the period from 1 December 1993 to 30 November 1994, prorated for seven months, is shown in column 1. The apportionment for the period from 1 December 1994 to 30 November 1995, prorated for seven months, is shown in column 2. Supplementary information on the cost estimate is provided in annex II.

9. As presented, the estimate reflects an increase of .04 per cent on a monthly basis in gross terms from the monthly commitment authorization of $2,677,583 gross provided by the General Assembly in its resolution 49/225 for the period from 1 June 1995. The increase is due primarily to additional requirements under international staff salaries and maintenance supplies for premises and accommodation. The rate of post adjustment applicable to the duty station has increased, resulting in additional requirements under international staff salaries. A wide range of construction engineering materials are required for preventive and routine maintenance of premises.

V. STATUS OF REIMBURSEMENT TO TROOP-CONTRIBUTING STATES

10. Troops are currently being provided to UNDOF by the Governments of Austria, Canada, and Poland. Full reimbursement in accordance with the standard rates of reimbursement for troop costs has been made through 31 May 1995.


VI. ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
AT ITS FIFTIETH SESSION

11. The actions to be taken by the General Assembly at its fiftieth session in connection with the past and future financing of UNDOF are as follows:

(a) The appropriation of the amount of $16,065,498 gross ($15,564,000 net) for the period from 1 June to 30 November 1995, which was authorized and assessed on Member States in accordance with General Assembly resolution 49/225;

(b) The authorization to enter into commitments in an amount of $2,679,000 gross ($2,603,000 net) per month for the period beyond 30 November 1995 and assessment thereof, subject to a decision of the Security Council to renew the mandate of UNDOF beyond that date.

Annex I

COST ESTIMATE FOR THE PERIOD FROM 1 DECEMBER 1995 TO 30 JUNE 1996

Summary statement

(Thousands of United States dollars)

Expenditure 1993/1994
prorated for 7 months
Apportionment 1994/1995
prorated for
7 months
Cost
estimate
1. Military personnel costs
(a) Military observers
-
-
-
(b) Military contingents
Standard troop cost reimbursement 7 578 7 481 7 479
Welfare 116 132 122
Rations 1 259 1 276 1 234
Daily allowance 286 284 283
Travel and subsistence allowance 45 53 50
Emplacement, rotation and repatriation of troops 779 781 780
Clothing and equipment allowance 518 510 510
Subtotal 10 580 10 51710 458
(c) Other costs pertaining to military contingents
Contingent-owned equipment 238 90 81
Death and disability compensation 175 175 175
Subtotal 413 265 256
Total, line 1 10 993 10 78210 714
2. Civilian personnel costs
(a) Civilian police - - -
(b) International and local staff
International staff salaries 1 096 1 068 1 197
Local staff salaries 618 637 637
Consultants - - -
General temporary assistance 76 58 58
Overtime 32 35 35
Common staff costs 950 1 085 1 142
Travel to and from the mission area - - -
Other travel costs 39 35 39
Subtotal 2 810 2 918 3 108
(c) International contractual personnel - - -
(d) United Nations Volunteers - - -
(e) Government-provided personnel - - -
(f) Civilian electoral observers - - -
Total, line 2 2 810 2 918 3 108
3. Premises/accommodation
Rental of premises 71 10 12
Maintenance supplies 291 299 420
Maintenance services 177 167 167
Utilities 149 128 150
Construction/prefabricated buildings 230 270 230
Alteration and renovation to premises - - -
Total, line 3 919 874 979
4. Infrastructure repairs - - -
5. Transport operations
Purchase of vehicles 72 345 354
Rental of vehicles - - -
Workshop equipment 54 18 54
Spare parts, repairs and maintenance 458 462 472
Petrol, oil and lubricants 576 693 650
Vehicle insurance 97 95 47
Total, line 5 1 256 1 6131 577
6. Air operations - - -
7. Naval operations - - -
8. Communications
(a) Complementary communications
Communications equipment 206 175 175
Spare parts and supplies 97 146 120
Workshop and test equipment 24 44 40
Commercial communications 24 19 49
Subtotal 351 384 384
(b) Main trunking contract - - -
Total, line 8 351 384 384
9. Other equipment
Office furniture and equipment 39 55 57
Data-processing equipment - - 51
Generators - 51 34
Observation equipment 10 69 27
Petrol tank plus metering equipment - - -
Medical and dental equipment 16 46 40
Accommodation equipment 64 55 55
Miscellaneous equipment 44 31 31
Field defence equipment - - -
Spare parts, repairs and maintenance 137 151 151
Water purification equipment - - -
Refrigeration equipment - - -
Total, line 9 309 457 446
10. Supplies and services
(a) Miscellaneous services
Audit services 9 9 9
Contractual services 85 96 106
Data-processing services - - -
Security services - - -
Medical treatment and services 47 47 45
Claims and adjustments - - -
Official hospitality - - -
Miscellaneous other services 29 37 30
Subtotal 170 188 190
    (b) Miscellaneous supplies
Stationery/office supplies 70 70 70
Medical and dental supplies 55 72 70
Sanitation and cleaning materials 44 44 44
Subscriptions - - -
Electrical supplies - - -
Ballistic-protective blankets for vehicles - - -
Uniform items, flags and decals 78 71 58
Field defence stores 19 15 15
Quartermaster and general stores 240 321 218
Subtotal 507 593 475
Total, line 10 677 781 665
11. Election-related supplies and services - - -
12. Public information programmes - - -
13. Training programmes - - -
14. Mine-clearing programmes - - -
15. Assistance for disarmament and demobilization - - -
16. Air and surface freight
Commercial freight and cartage 93 93 93
17. Integrated Management Information System 35 18 -
18. Support account for peace-keeping operations 239 248 264
19. Staff assessment 608 574 523
Gross total, lines 1-1918 290 18 74318 753
20. Income
Staff assessment 608 574 523
Other 9 9 9
Subtotal, line 20 617 583 532
Net total, lines 1-2017 673 18 16018 221
21. Voluntary contributions in kind - - -
Total resources17 673 18 16018 221

ANNEX II

Cost estimate for the period from 1 December 1995
to 30 June 1996

Supplementary information

(United States dollars)


I. COST PARAMETERS

1. These estimates were based, where applicable, on the cost parameters indicated below.

A. Military personnel costs

2. The cost estimate provides for a troop strength of 1,036 throughout the seven-month period consisting of 821 infantry and 215 logistics personnel as shown in annex III.

B. Civilian personnel costs

3. The estimate provides for a total civilian establishment of 120 posts, comprising 36 international (5 Professional and above, 5 General Service and 26 Field Service) and 84 at the local level, as indicated in annex III.

4. Salaries and common staff costs of international staff are net of staff assessment based on standard rates for New York. The salaries of locally recruited staff are also estimated at net cost and are based on local salary scales applicable to the mission area.

C. Transport operations

5. The estimates for spare parts, repair and maintenance are based on a total vehicle establishment of 383.

II. REQUIREMENTS

Savings/
(overruns)
1. Military personnel costs ................................... 10 714 000

(a) Military observers .................................... -

6. No provision is required under this heading.

(b) Military contingents .................................. 10 458 000

(i) Standard troop cost reimbursement ..................... 7 479 000


7. Provision is made for payment to troop-contributing Governments for troop costs in respect of pay and allowance at a standard rate of $988 per person per month for all ranks, plus a supplement of $291 per person per month for a limited number of specialists (25 per cent of logistic contingents and 10 per cent of others). The estimate is based on an average strength of 1,036 in all ranks for the Force during the period, and takes into account an overlap factor of 0.5 per cent.

(ii) Welfare ............................................... 122 000

8. Provision is made to pay troops for recreational leave at a rate of $10.50 per day up to a maximum of seven days of leave taken during a six-month period of service ($89,000). The estimate also provides for the purchase of recreational and sports supplies and equipment, rental of movies and maintenance of sports and recreational areas ($33,000).

(iii) Rations ............................................... 1 234 000

9. The estimate provides for feeding military members of the Force as well as those members of the civilian staff who are assigned to posts where mess facilities must be provided. Rations are issued in accordance with approved ration scales. The estimate is based on an average of 1,036 men for 213 days at a ration cost of $5.50 per person per day plus an overlap factor of 0.5 per cent and extra rations for holidays.

(iv) Daily allowance ....................................... 283 000

10. A daily allowance for incidental personal expenses is paid in local currency to all military personnel, equivalent to $1.28 per person per day. The estimate is based on an average of 1,036 men in the Force. This provision takes into account an overlap factor of 0.5 per cent.

(v) Travel and subsistence allowance ...................... 50 000

11. Provision is made for payment of subsistence allowance to military personnel who are assigned to duty stations where United Nations accommodation and/or mess facilities are not available or who are on duty travel within the mission area, including supply transport trips, inspection visits and travel of staff officers. Duty travel is at the mission subsistence allowance rates of $53, $67 and $68 for Israel, Lebanon and Syria respectively. A meal allowance of $8 for field trips of less than 10 hours and 40 per cent of mission subsistence allowance rate for trips over 10 hours that do not involve an overnight stay is provided. Also, provision is made for the representational travel of military staff at the current daily subsistence allowance rate of $230 for Tel Aviv, $191 for Jerusalem and $98 for Cyprus.

(vi) Emplacement, rotation and repatriation of troops ...... 780 000

12. Provision is made under this heading for the cost of rotating contingents upon completion of their tour of duty of approximately six months duration ($740,000) and for the cost of repatriating individual members of the Force for commercial, compassionate, medical or other reasons ($40,000). This estimate also includes the cost of chartered aircraft as well as transportation between airports of arrival/departure, baggage services and ground handling charges.

(vii) Clothing and equipment allowance ...................... 510 000

13. This estimate provides for payment to troop-contributing Governments of a usage factor for all items of personal clothing, gear and equipment issued by those Governments to their troops, at the standard rate of $65 per person for personal clothing, gear and equipment, plus $5 per man per month for personal weapons and ammunition. The estimate is based on an average strength of 1,036 in all ranks for the Force plus a 0.5 per cent rotation overlap factor during the period.

(c) Other costs pertaining to military contingents ........ 256 000

(i) Contingent-owned equipment ............................ 81 000

14. This estimate provides for partial payment to troop-contributing Governments of the cost of contingent-owned equipment furnished to their contingents at the request of the United Nations. The estimated cost is based on the approved general guidelines which provide for payment over a period of 4 years or a period of 10 years. After full payment has been made, the ownership of an item vests in the United Nations unless otherwise agreed upon for specific items.

(ii) Death and disability compensation ..................... 175 000

15. This estimate provides for the reimbursement of troop-contributing Governments for payments made by them to members of their military personnel for death, injury, disability or illness resulting from service with UNDOF, based upon national legislation and/or regulations.

2. Civilian personnel costs ................................... 3 108 000

(a) Civilian police ....................................... -

No provision is required under this heading.

(b) International and local staff ......................... 3 108 000

(i) International staff salaries .......................... 1 197 000

16. Salaries of internationally recruited staff are estimated on the basis of the standard cost rates referred to in part I, paragraph 4. The calculations are based on a total of 36 posts.

(ii) Local staff salaries .................................. 637 000

17. The cost of 84 locally recruited staff is calculated on the basis of the local salary scales referred to in part I, paragraph 4.

(iii) Consultants ........................................... -

18. No provision is required under this heading.

(iv) General temporary assistance .......................... 58 000

19. The proposal amount will provide for the replacement of locally recruited staff on maternity and extended sick leave.

(v) Overtime .............................................. 35 000

20. Provision is made for the locally recruited staff during peak workloads. This estimate is based on the local salary scales.

(vi) Common staff costs .................................... 1 142 000

21. Common staff costs include estimates for dependency, installation, mobility and hardship allowances, contribution to the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and medical insurance plan, rental subsidy, home leave, education grant and family visit travel, repatriation grants and representational allowance.

(vii) Travel to and from the mission area ................... -

22. No provision is required under this heading.

(viii) Other travel costs .................................... 39 000

23. This estimate provides for the travel of the Force Commander and other UNDOF personnel to New York and/or by New York staff to UNDOF for periodic consultation and for travel within the Mission area.

(c) International contractual personnel ................... -

24. No provision is required under this heading.

(d) United Nations Volunteers ............................. -

25. No provision is required under this heading.

(e) Government-provided personnel ......................... -

26. No provision is required under this heading.

(f) Civilian electoral observers .......................... -

27. No provision is required under this heading.

3. Premises/accommodation ..................................... 979 000

(a) Rental of premises .................................... 12 000

28. This estimate covers the cost of two remaining premises rented by UNDOF ($3,800), the sewage and garbage disposal places ($1,500) as well as rental of the garage located in Tiberias, Israel ($2,500). Also, provisions are made for the cost of electricity, water and heating oil on the premises ($4,200).

(b) Maintenance supplies .................................. 420 000

29. This estimate provides supplies for the UNDOF area of operations and its headquarters as follows: (a) Austrian battalion projects ($84,000), which include upgrading the shelter at position Hermon base ($25,000) and the workshop at Camp Faouar ($30,000), maintaining the watch tower at position 37 ($3,000) and small projects necessary to maintain the facilities ($26,000); (b) Polish battalion projects ($57,000), which include replacement of doors and windows ($7,000) and materials for maintenance of various premises ($50,000); (c) Canadian logistics projects for maintenance materials on various premises ($22,000); and (d) Headquarters projects ($257,000), which include upgrading various area of separation positions and camp fences ($30,000). Provision is also made for the replenishment of construction engineering materials held in stock, such as masonry, carpentry and plumbing, which were depleted as a result of the relocation of UNDOF headquarters to Camp Faouar ($227,000). These materials will be required by all contingents for routine and preventive maintenance.

(c) Maintenance services .................................. 167 000

30. Provision is made for the cost of service for alteration, repairs, sewage system improvements and maintenance, hard surfacing and water supply system maintenance.

(d) Utilities ............................................. 150 000

31. Provision is made for the cost of electricity ($135,000) and water ($15,000) supplied to Camp Ziouani by contract.

(e) Construction/prefabricated buildings .................. 230 000

32. This estimate covers major alterations, adaptations, constructions of premises in the camps and on various positions, including works on construction of central laundry in Camp Faouar ($30,000), renovation of one building ($10,000) and demolition of four buildings in Camp Zionani ($10,000), construction UNDOF headquarters operations bunker ($40,000) and installation of Rubb Hall for material storage ($40,000). These projects will be executed largely by contingent personnel. This estimate also covers the cost of upgrading roads ($100,000).

(f) Alteration and renovation to premises ................. -

33. No provision is required under this heading.

4. Infrastructure repairs ..................................... -

34. No provision is required under this heading.

5. Transport operations ....................................... 1 577 000

(a) Purchase of vehicles .................................. 354 000

35. A total of 25 vehicles, less 23 that are available at Brindisi, are proposed to be acquired to replace already condemned or worn-out units.


Unit cost
Quantity
Total cost
Car, medium 18 000 2 36 000
Jeep, medium 20 000 20 400 000
Truck, crane heavy150 000 1 150 000
Jeep, heavy communications van body 91 000 1 91 000
Jeep, heavy rescue ambulance equipped 76 000 1 76 000
Subtotal 25 753 000
Less: Transfer from Brindisi
Car, medium 18 000 (2) (36 000)
Jeep, medium 20 000(20)(400 000)
Jeep, heavy rescue ambulance equipped 76 000 (1) (76 000)
Subtotal(23)(512 000)
Plus: Freight for new purchases
(15%)
36 200
Plus: Freight for transfers (15%) 76 800
Subtotal 113 000
      Grand total
354 000

(b) Rental of vehicles .................................... -

36. No provision is required under this heading.

(c) Workshop equipment .................................... 54 000

37. Provision is made under this heading for the purchase of a wide range of tools and equipment for use in workshops to meet manufacturers standards and local condition requirements for a range of diesel and gasoline vehicle services.

(d) Spare parts, repairs and maintenance .................. 472 000

38. This estimate provides for $212,000 for 302 general purpose vehicles at an estimated annual rate of $1,200 per vehicle for seven months; and $260,000 for 81 military pattern vehicles at an estimated annual rate of $5,500 per vehicle for seven months.

(e) Petrol, oil and lubricants ............................ 650 000

39. Provision of $650,000 is made under this heading for the purchase of gasoline, diesel fuel, motor oil, lubricants and other petroleum products for the use in the operation of motor vehicles, heavy mobile equipment and stationary engines.

(f) Vehicle insurance ..................................... 47 000

40. Provision is made for the cost of third-party liability insurance for 302 general purpose vehicles at an annual rate of $196 per vehicle ($35,000) and for 81 military pattern vehicles at an annual rate of $250 per vehicle ($12,000) for the seven-month period.

6. Air operations ............................................. -

41. No provision is required under this heading.

7. Naval operations ........................................... -

42. No provision is required under this heading.

8. Communications ............................................. 384 000

(a) Complementary communications .......................... 384 000

(i) Communications equipment .............................. 175 000

43. This estimate covers routine replacement and modernization of civilian-type communications equipment ($100,000) and military-type communications equipment ($75,000).

(ii) Spare parts and supplies .............................. 120 000

44. This estimate covers the cost of essential spare parts and contracts for maintenance of the combined civilian and military communications equipment as follows:

(a) Civilian pattern equipment, including parts for telephone exchanges, Motorola circuit boards, teleprinters, radio connections, rural telephones, facsimile and photocopy machines, several different types of batteries and antenna components for installations ranging from simple rooftop whip antennae to 60-metre communications masts;

(b) Military pattern equipment, including spares for vehicle and ground antennae systems, as well as field telephone cables and batteries for military telephones and for portable military radios.

(iii) Workshop and test equipment ........................... 40 000

45. This provision covers the cost of the replacement of obsolete and worn-out test equipment and other specialized tools. The requirements are as follows:

(a) Civilian equipment

(i) Special test equipment to ensure proper alignment and operation required for the newly installed satellite station;

(ii) Replacement tools and test equipment to keep test benches and mobile repair kits at maximum efficiency;

(iii) Telephone line test equipment such as test phones, tone generators, level testers, etc.;

(b) Military equipment. The requirements are for small tools, tool carriers and test meters as replacements for those worn out over time.

(iv) Commercial communications ............................. 49 000

46. This provision covers telephone charges, including official calls and line rental charges within the mission ($10,000), the cost of commercial telex/telegram ($6,000) and communications costs between the field and Headquarters in New York ($8,000). It also provides for the proportionate share of UNDOF in the rental of the satellite transponder ($25,000).

(b) Main trunking contract ................................ -

47. No provision is required under this heading.

9. Other equipment ............................................ 446 000

(a) Office furniture and equipment ........................ 57 000

48. This estimate covers the cost of office furniture and equipment needed as replacement for worn-out or damaged items that are beyond repair, including desk calculators, desks, chairs, filing cabinets, photocopying machines, filing shelves, tables, bookcases and coat racks.

(b) Data-processing equipment ............................. 51 000

49. Provision is made for the purchase of computer hardware and software required for the implementation of the Sun Accounting System and the Progen Payroll System.


Unit
cost
Total
cost
Description of equipment
No. of
units
(United States dollars)
Server, Pentium 1 15 000 15 000
Memory upgrade to 4 megabytes 35 170 5 950
Central processing unit upgrade 35 320 11 200
Disk upgrade 25 250 6 250
Software upgrade 6 000
Subtotal 44 400
Plus freight (15%) 6 600
Total 51 000

(c) Generators ............................................ 34 000

50. Provision is made for one 80 KVA unit at $18,000 and two 25 KVA units at $8,000 each to replace the three generators, which are completely worn-out, at Camp Faouar and Camp Ziouani.

(d) Observation equipment ................................. 27 000

51. Provision is made for the purchase, including freight, of the following observation equipment:


Quantity
Unit price
Total cost
Night observation device, hand-held 44 000 16 000
Binoculars, hand-held 5 200 1 000
Searchlamps 10 190 1 900
Compass 10 60 600
Streamlight 10 200 2 000
Miscellaneous 1 500
Subtotal 23 000
Plus freight cost (15%) 4 000
Total cost 27 000


(e) Petrol tank plus metering equipment ................... -

52. No provision is required under this heading.

(f) Medical and dental equipment .......................... 40 000

53. This estimate covers the cost of replacement of medical and dental equipment ($12,000) and essential additional equipment ($28,000), including freight.

(g) Accommodation equipment ............................... 55 000

54. This estimate provides for local acquisition of accommodation equipment for replacement of worn-out or damaged items such as beds, sofas, chairs, tables and lamps. This estimate also reflects the cost of replacement of worn-out equipment for kitchens and dining rooms, such as dishwashers, freezers, stoves, refrigerators, ovens, mixer attachments, baker's scales, mixing bowls, juice dispensers and meat slicers.

(h) Miscellaneous equipment ............................... 31 000

55. This estimate includes the cost of exhaust ventilators, air conditioners, clothes dryers, electric jack hammers, fans, voltage stabilizers, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, shelving, steam irons and ironing boards. The proposed purchases cover replacements for worn-out equipment.

(i) Field defence equipment ............................... -

56. No provision is required under this heading.

(j) Spare parts, repairs and maintenance .................. 151 000

57. This estimate covers repairs and maintenance of a variety of equipment, such as office machines, kitchen and heating equipment, medical instruments, optical equipment and computer equipment, including contractual repair, maintenance and spare parts for stock.

(k) Water purification equipment .......................... -

58. No provision is required under this heading.

(l) Refrigeration equipment ............................... -

59. No provision is required under this heading.

10. Supplies and services ...................................... 665 000

(a) Miscellaneous services ............................... 190 000

(i) Audit services ........................................ 9 000

60. This estimate covers the cost of external audit service for the Force.

(ii) Contractual services .................................. 106 000

61. Provision is made under this heading to cover tailoring ($16,000) and haircutting services ($9,000), garbage removal at the base camps and the small representational field office at Damascus ($23,000) and laundry and dry cleaning for all military and field service personnel ($42,000) and kitchen helpers ($16,000).

(iii) Data-processing services .............................. -

62. No provision is required under this heading.

(iv) Security services ..................................... -

63. Since UNDOF headquarters has moved from Damascus to Camp Faouar, no provision is required for guard services. Guard services at the new location are provided by the Austrian contingent.

(v) Medical treatment and services ........................ 45 000

64. Provision is made for medical expenses arising from the care and treatment of injured military personnel and for emergency dental care when treatment cannot be provided by the Force's established medical and dental facility.

(vi) Claims and adjustments ................................ -

65. No provision is required under this heading.

(vii) Official hospitality .................................. -

66. No provision is required under this heading.

(viii) Miscellaneous other services .......................... 30 000

67. Included under this heading is the provision for the purchase of medal sets and plaques, newspaper advertisement for bid invitations, technical and professional manuals, subscriptions to newspapers and magazines, maps and sundry supplies and services not listed elsewhere.

(b) Miscellaneous supplies ................................ 475 000

(i) Stationery/office supplies ............................ 70 000

68. This estimate covers the cost of a wide range of supplies used in all offices throughout the Force, including the cost of reproduction supplies and printing of forms.

(ii) Medical and dental supplies ........................... 70 000

69. Provision is made for the cost of medical and dental supplies required by the medical clinic and the medical care shelter in Camp Faouar and the contingents' medical facilities.

(iii) Sanitation and cleaning materials ..................... 44 000

70. Provision is made under this heading for the cost of insecticides, disinfectants, bleaches, chemical toilet powder and liquid, soaps and detergents, brooms, mops, rags, water purification chemicals, cleansers, waxes, air fresheners spray equipment and brushes.

(iv) Subscriptions ......................................... -

71. No provision is required under this heading.

(v) Electrical supplies ................................... -

72. No provision is required under this heading.

(vi) Ballistic-protective blankets for vehicles ............ -

73. No provision is required under this heading.

(vii) Uniform items, flags and decals ....................... 58 000

74. Provision is made for uniforms that military personnel retain on rotation and special items of clothing required for hygiene and safety purposes by local civilian employees and military personnel performing certain jobs.

(viii) Field defence stores .................................. 15 000

75. This estimate provides for the regular replacement of sandbags, concertina wires, barbed wires, corrugated steel sheets, fence posts, enamel painting, concrete tube culverts, gabon boxes and mine tapes.

(ix) Quartermaster and general stores ....................... 218 000

76. This estimate covers the cost of kerosene, butane, oxygen, acetylene and freon, bedding, crockery, cutlery and other household items, batteries (other than for communications equipment and vehicles), packing materials, paper and plastic products, paint brushes and related items, camp stores and tools, ancillary fire-fighting equipment, military police equipment, electrical supplies, alpine equipment, mine detection equipment, electrical equipment and decals and photographic items.

11. Election-related supplies and services ..................... -

77. No provision is required under this heading.

12. Public information programmes .............................. -

78. No provision is required under this heading.

13. Training programmes ........................................ -

79. No provision is required under this heading.

14. Mine-clearing programmes ................................... -

80. No provision is required under this heading.

15. Assistance for disarmament and demobilization .............. -

81. No provision is required under this heading.

16. Air and surface freight .................................... 93 000

82. This estimate covers the cost of shipping and handling of equipment and supplies to and from the mission area that was not provided for elsewhere in the budget. It includes local freight costs and the cost of handling, clearing, forwarding and freight for miscellaneous supplies.

17. Integrated Management Information System ................... -

83. No provision is required under this heading.

18. Support account for peace-keeping operations 264 000

84. In accordance with the methodology for the funding of posts authorized in support of peace-keeping operations, provision is made in the amount indicated above, representing 8.5 per cent of the total civilian staff salaries, common staff costs and travel, as indicated under item 2 (b).

19. Staff assessment ........................................... 523 000

85. Staff costs have been shown on a net basis under budget line item 2 (b). The estimate under this heading represents the difference between gross and net emolument, that is, the amount of staff assessment to which United Nations staff members are subject in accordance with the Staff Regulations of the United Nations.

20. Income ..................................................... 532 000

(a) Staff assessment ...................................... 523 000

86. The salaries and related emoluments of United Nations staff members are subject to apportionment at rates stated in regulation 3.3 of the Staff Regulations of the United Nations. All revenue derived from staff apportionment not otherwise disposed of by specific resolutions of the General Assembly is credited to the Tax Equalization Fund established by the Assembly in its resolution 973 A (X) of 15 December 1955. Member States are given credit in the Fund in proportion to their rates of contribution to the UNDOF budget. The staff apportionment requirement provided for under expenditure line item 19 has been credited to this item as income from staff assessment.

(b) Other ................................................. 9 000

87. Included under this heading is the estimated income to be derived from sales of obsolete or surplus equipment and stores.

21. Voluntary contributions in kind ............................ -

88. No provision is made under this heading.

ANNEX III


A. Current and proposed military strength

Contingent
Current total of troops
Battalions strength
Logistics strength
Proposed total of troops
Austria 464 464 - 464
Canada 215 - 215 215
Finland - - - -
Poland 357 357 - 357
Total 1 036 821 215 1 036

B. Current and proposed civilian staffing table

Grade
Number of posts
1994/1995
Number of posts
1995/1996

Professional category and above

ASG 1 1
P-5 1 1
P-4 1 1
P-3 2 2

Total 5 5

General Service

Other level 5 5

Other categories

Field Service 26 26
Local level 84 84

Total 115 115

Grand total 120 120

ANNEX IV

Civilian staff and related costs for the period from
1 December 1995 to 30 June 1996


(Thousands of United States dollars)

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Annual standard costs Estimated total costs
Common Common
Number Person/ staff Staff staff Staff
Category of posts months Salary costs assessment Staff costs assessment
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Professional category and above

ASG 1 7 135.6 47.7 43.8 79.1 27.8 25.6
P-5 1 7 104.7 36.8 29.5 61.1 21.5 17.2
P-4 1 7 90.5 31.8 23.5 52.8 18.6 13.7
P-3 2 14 75.0 26.4 17.0 87.5 30.8 19.8

Total, Professional 5 35 280.5 98.7 76.3

General Service 5 35 36.9 14.6 14.0 107.6 42.6 40.8

Field Service 26 182 53.3 49.8 16.4 808.4 755.3 248.7

Total, international 36 252 1 196.5 896.6 365.8

Local staff 84 588 13.0 5.0 2.8 637.0 245.0 137.2

General temporary assistance 58.3 - 12.5

Overtime 35.0 - 7.5

Grand total 120 840 1 926.8 1 141.6 523.0
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ANNEX V


A. Distribution of military personnel by geographical
location as at 30 June 1995

Headquarters
Infantry
Support
units
Total
Military personnel
Austrian battalion
33
431
-
464
Canadian contingent
15
-
200
215
Polish battalion
29
328
-
357
Total
77
759
200
1 036



B. Distribution of civilian personnel by geographical
location as at 30 June 1995

Headquarters, Damascus
International
Local
Office of the Force Commander
2
-
Chief Administrative Officer
2
-
Personnel Section
2
1
Communications Section
12
13
Finance Section
3
6
General Services
5
28
Procurement Section
4
8
Transport Section
4
27
Electronic Data-Processing Section
2
1
Total
36
84


C. Distribution of transportation and major equipment
by geographical location as at 31 May 1995


Headquarters
Austrian
battalion
Canadian
contingent
Polish
battalion
Total
Generators
600 KVA
3
-
-
-
3
202 KVA
2
-
4
-
6
80 KVA
4
7
2
7
20
25 KVA
7
10
-
-
17
12 KVA
8
34
3
32
77
7 KVA
7
-
-
-
7
Total
31
51
9
39
130
Computers
Desktop
129
24
17
19
189
Laptop/notebook
20
-
1
1
22
Printers
88
7
3
9
107
Servers
5
-
-
-
5
Total
242
31
21
29
323
Communications
equipment
VHF equipment
Repeaters
20
-
-
-
20
Base stations
3
4
4
9
20
Mobile sets
232
30
10
28
300
Portable sets
36
10
6
8
60
Pagers
40
-
-
-
40
Military VHF
sets

-
185
13
143
341
HF equipment
Base stations
1
-
1
-
2
Mobile sets
4
-
-
-
4
Total
336
229
34
188
787
Office equipment
Copiers, large
8
1
1
1
11
Copiers, medium
9
5
4
5
23
Facsimile machines
16
2
1
3
22
Typewriters,
electric

42
12
10
1
65
Typewriters, manual
180
51
32
23
286
Total
255
71
48
33
407
Transportation
General purpose
vehicles
Car, heavy/
medium
4
-
-
-

4
Car, light
27
3
4
3
37
Jeep, light
-
-
-
-
0
Jeep, medium
61
28
6
35
130
Jeep, heavy
-
6
-
-
6
Bus, light
16
11
8
7
42
Bus, medium
-
3
3
3
9
Truck, cargo,
light

7
9
11
10
37
Truck, cargo,
medium
-
14
13
11
38
Truck, cargo,
heavy
-
1
-
-
1
Total
115
75
45
69
304
Special purpose
vehicles
Truck, ambulance
-
4
1
4
9
Truck, W/HIAB, crane
1
-
1
-
2
Truck, crane
-
-
1
-
1
Truck, dump
-
2
1
2
5
Truck, fuel
-
3
-
2
5
Truck, sewage
-
1
-
1
2
Truck, refrigerator
-
1
3
1
5
Truck, snow
-
4
-
-
4
Truck, water
-
5
-
5
10
Truck, fire-fighting
-
1
1
-
2
Truck, recovery,
heavy
-
-
2
-
2
Truck, recovery,
medium
1
-
-
-

1
Truck, tractor
-
1
3
-
4
Total
2
22
13
15
52
Engineering
equipment
Excavator
-
-
1
-
1
Bulldozer
-
-
3
-
3
Front end loader
-
-
1
1
2
Road grader
-
-
1
-
1
Total
-
-
6
1
7
Forklift
2
-
5
-
7
Armoured vehicle
-
5
1
6
12
Total
2
5
6
6
19
Grand total
119
102
70
91
382
Accommodation
Prefabricated housing units
10
19
13
27
69
Ablution units
-
-
1
1
2
Kitchen/dining halls
1
-
-
-
1
Total
11
19
14
28
72
Fuel tanks
Tanks, gasoline
2
-
3
-
5
Tanks, diesel
2
-
2
-
4
Tanks, kerosene
1
-
3
-
4
Total
5
-
8
-
13


ANNEX VI

Current and proposed vehicle establishment as at 31 May 1995


Current establishment as at 31 May 1995
Increase (decrease)
Proposed established
Sedan, heavy 4 - 4
Sedan, medium - - -
Sedan, light 37 - 37
Jeep, light, 4x4 6 (6) 0
Jeep, medium, 4x4 122 8 130
Jeep, heavy, 4x4 6 - 6
Bus, light 42 - 42
Bus, medium 9 - 9
Truck ambulance 9 - 9
Truck, cargo, light 37 - 37
Truck, cargo, medium 30 8 38
Truck, cargo, medium, w/HIAB crane 2 - 2
Truck, cargo, heavy 9 (8) 1
Truck, crane, medium 1 - 1
Truck, dump 5 - 5
Truck, fuel, 4x4 5 - 5
Truck, fire, 4x4, foam and water 2 - 2
Truck, mobile workshop - - -
Truck, refrigerator 5 - 5
Truck, sewage 2 - 2
Truck, water, 4x4 10 - 10
Truck, recovery, medium 1 - 1
Truck, recovery, heavy 2 - 2
Truck, tractor (tractor-trailer) 3 - 3
Tractor, personnel, oversnow, medium 4 - 4
Tractor, snowblower - 1 1
Excavator 1 - 1
Bulldozer 3 - 3
Road grader 1 - 1
Front end loader, tractor mounted,
light 3 (1) 2
Front end loader, heavy 1 - 1
Forklift, warehouse 6 - 6
Forklift, heavy duty 1 - 1
Armoured vehicles
Tracked 4 - 4
Wheeled 8 - 8

Total 381 2 383


ANNEX VII

Organizational chart of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
as at 30 June 1995


________________________________
| United Nations Truce Supervision | _________________________________
| Organization headquarters | | Force Commander |
|________________________________| |________________________________|
| |
| ___________________ |______________________________________
| | _______________|__________________ _______________|_______________
___________|__________________ | | Deputy Force Commander/ | | |
| Observer Group Golan | _ | | Chief of Staff | | Chief Administrative Officer |
|_____________________________| | | ________________________________ | | _____________________________ | | | |
| | ___________________ | _________________________ | |_____ | | |____| |
| | | Operations | | | Finance Section |
_____________________________ | | |___________________| | |________________________|
| | | | |
| Austrian battalion | | | ___________________ | _________________________
| ___________________________ | | |______| | |____| Personnel and |
| | | Logistics | | | Travel Section |
| | |__________________ | |
____________________________ | | | _________________________
| | __ | | ___________________ | | |
| Polish battalion | | |_____ | | |____| Procurement Section |
| ___________________________ | | | | Personnel | | | ________________________ |
| | |___________________| |
| | | _________________________
____________________________ | | ___________________ |____| |
| | | |_____| Liaison and | | | General Services |
| Canadian contingent | ___| | ___ __Protocol | | |_________________________|
| ___________________________| |

| _________________________
| | |
|____| Communications Section |
| | ________________________ |
|
| _________________________
| | |
|____ | Transport Section |
| | ______________________ _ |
|
| _________________________ | | |
| | Electronic Data-Processing |
|____ | Section |
|________________________ |

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